Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
, but springfield was a city where people who couldn't get a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brus
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
from new orleans visiting me in boston after my wedding and it turned out one cousin was having trouble, 12 years old. i had trouble believing that. we share a certain amount of dna. and when i asked her about it, it was her mama told me. i'm having trouble with units. yeah, let me to you. i think she that i was bluffing. now, were going to work this out. she went back, got on the phone, we ended up using tools and the internet so we can see each other. they have this open tablet things. and long story short, you know, she went from being a struggling student to catching a with her class and becoming somewhat advanced. i joke and became a tagger cousin. i really think she is to be done every take a placement exam. but camino, a sedative during her brother's. fest for two years. word got around free to turn was happening. was tearing tenor 15 family friends, cousins. it was at that point, and affirmed was working for them it was a firm, but my boss, we moved to silicon valley. i was telling a friend about a still photo of my cousins. now is complaining that it was getting hard to scale.